Mavs fight back, win Game 4

It's simple. He just can't be stopped when the pressure is on. Torn tendon, fever, nothing can stop Dirk Nowitzki in the fourth quarter right now.

The Big 3 was reduced to The Big 2, and even a 50% Dirk Nowitzki was good enough to beat the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Nowitzki scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Mavericks to a stunning Game 4 win in a game reminiscent of the famous Michael Jordan “Flu Game”, except this was the “Fever Game”. Nowitzki battled a 101˚ fever all night, and it affected his play the first three quarters, but he shined in the deciding quarter once again. In the final 10:12, the Mavericks went on a 21-9 run that ultimately decided the game. Dirk also grabbed 11 rebounds and finally got something he had been begging for: help. Jason Terry scored 17 points, Shawn Marion was huge in the second half, scoring 16, and Tyson Chandler was great when it counted, scoring 13 points and pulling down 16 boards. LeBron James basically disappeared, scoring a career playoff low 8 points, shooting a miserable 3-11 from the floor. The poor display prompted Magic Johnson to challenge LeBron, saying that LeBron wanted pressure, and now that pressure is on. Dwyane Wade led the Heat all game, scoring 32 points, but missed a key free throw and almost lost the ball when setting up Mike Miller for the last shot. Miller air-balled the final shot that would have tied the game. Chris Bosh was fantastic throughout the game, perhaps the only bright spot for Miami, scoring 24 points on 9-for-19 shooting, a much better display in perhaps his finest game this series. Game 5 is in Dallas, and the Mavericks have a chance to go up 3-2 going back to Miami in which has turned out to be a fantastic NBA Finals thus far.

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One Response to Mavs fight back, win Game 4

  1. Now i’m coming from Germany and we all are certainly happy with Dirk Nowotzki. A German born is really a superstar in the gem basketball league in this world. We are pleased how the Us americans celebrate “all of our” Dirk. This is probably not as recognized in the us.

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